NASCAR Cup Series Top tier auto racing division within NASCAR
NASCAR Cup Series is the top racing series of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). The series began in 1949 as the Strictly Stock Division, and from 1950 to 1970 it was known as the Grand National Division. In 1971, when the series began leasing its naming rights to the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, it was referred to as the NASCAR Winston Cup Series (1971–2003). A similar deal was made with Nextel in 2003, and it became the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series (2004–2007). Sprint acquired Nextel in 2005, and in 2008 the series was renamed the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (2008–2016). In December 2016, it was announced that Monster Energy would become the new title sponsor and the series was renamed the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (2017–2019). In 2019, NASCAR rejected Monster's offer to extend the current naming rights deal beyond the end of the season. NASCAR subsequently announced its move to a new tiered sponsorship model beginning with the 2020 season similar to other US based professional sports leagues, where it was simply known as the NASCAR Cup Series, with the sponsors of the series being called Premier Partners. The four Premier Partners are Busch Beer, Coca-Cola, GEICO, and Xfinity.
NASCAR resumes season with no fans NASCAR resumed competition after a two-month shutdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic, holding its Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina without fans. Chris Dignam has more. Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 01:06 Published 3 weeks ago
SpaceX astronaut launch, HBO Max launches, NASCAR Cup Series: 5 things to know Wednesday SpaceX to launch astronauts into orbit, HBO Max makes its debut and more things to start your Wednesday morning.
USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago
2020 NASCAR Cup Series race winners From the Daytona 500 to the NASCAR championship race, the winners of every Cup Series race in 2020.
USATODAY.com - Published 3 weeks ago
Kyle Busch snaps long winless streak to claim second NASCAR Cup championship Kyle Busch outdueled Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin, pulling away at the season finale to win the Homestead race and the title.
USATODAY.com - Published on November 17, 2019
Wild wrecks and crazy spins in the 2019 NASCAR Cup season A look at some of the wildest wrecks and craziest spins of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
USATODAY.com - Published on November 1, 2019 NASCAR at Martinsville 2019: Schedule, lineup, TV and more for First Data 500 playoff race All the information you need to get ready for Sunday's First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway, the seventh of 10 playoff races in the Cup Series.
USATODAY.com - Published on October 27, 2019
Ryan Blaney wins in a photo finish as crashes decimate the field at Talladega playoff race Ryan Blaney edged Ryan Newman by a nose in a wild Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race Monday at Talladega Superspeedway.
USATODAY.com - Published on October 14, 2019
Inspiring Kevin Harvick tire changer back for final stretch of NASCAR playoffs Daniel Smith, 35, will be at Talladega Sunday changing tires for Kevin Harvick's No. 4 SHR Ford after battling Stage 3c testicular cancer.
USATODAY.com - Published on October 10, 2019
NASCAR playoffs 2019: Schedule, lineup, TV and more for Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte All the information you need to get ready for Sunday's Bank of America Roval 400, the first elimination race of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.
USATODAY.com - Published on September 29, 2019 Kevin Harvick takes son for a ride after winning NASCAR Cup race at Michigan Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag at Michigan International Speedway for the second year in a row then picked up his son for a burnout.
USATODAY.com - Published on August 11, 2019
Chase Elliott wins NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen again Chase Elliott wins NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen for the second straight time
USATODAY.com - Published on August 5, 2019
Hamlin pull away late to win NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway Denny Hamlin had enough fuel in the No. 11 Toyota to pull away off the final restart in an overtime finish for his fifth victory at Pocono Raceway
USATODAY.com - Published on July 28, 2019
Harvick follows win with pole at Pocono Raceway Kevin Harvick turned a lap of 174.058 mph to take the NASCAR Cup pole at Pocono Raceway
USATODAY.com - Published on July 27, 2019
Kurt Busch wins NASCAR Cup race at Kentucky after a wild overtime battle with Kyle Busch Kurt Busch and Kyle Busch put on a show, but it was elder brother Kurt who won the race and gave Chevrolet its first Cup Series win at Kentucky.
USATODAY.com - Published on July 14, 2019 Rain, big crash help long-shot Justin Haley win NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona Weather forced NASCAR to end the Coke Zero Sugar 400 early, giving Justin Haley the victory in just his third Cup Series start.
USATODAY.com - Published on July 7, 2019
NASCAR at Daytona 2019: Schedule, lineup, TV and weather for Coke Zero Sugar 400 All the information you need to get ready for Saturday night's Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona, the 18th race in the NASCAR Cup Series.
USATODAY.com - Published on July 6, 2019 Five questions to be answered during second half of the NASCAR Cup Series season Saturday's Cup race at Daytona marks the midpoint of the season. It also marks the time in which playoff positioning moves to the forefront.
USATODAY.com - Published on July 5, 2019
Alex Bowman celebrated his first NASCAR win by hosting a syrup-chugging contest The 26-year-old Bowman earned his first Cup Series win Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway and shares some details about the all-night party.
USATODAY.com - Published on July 3, 2019 Bowman gets 1st Cup Series win at Chicagoland Alex Bowman earns 1st NASCAR Cup Series win at Chicagoland
USATODAY.com - Published on July 1, 2019
NASCAR returns to Chicagoland after frantic finish last year NASCAR returns to Chicagoland Speedway after dramatic Cup Series finish last year
USATODAY.com - Published on June 30, 2019 Martin Truex Jr. holds off Kyle Busch to win his third Cup race at Sonoma How the Toyota/Save Mart 350, the 16th race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, played out Sunday at Sonoma Raceway.
USATODAY.com - Published on June 23, 2019
The Latest: William Byron leads 1st stage at Sonoma Raceway William Byron leads 1st stage of NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway
USATODAY.com - Published on June 23, 2019 Kyle Larson claims 3rd straight NASCAR pole at Sonoma Kyle Larson won the NASCAR Cup Series pole at Sonoma Raceway for the third consecutive year
USATODAY.com - Published on June 22, 2019
Rain mars Michigan Cup race; FireKeepers Casino 400 rescheduled for Monday The FireKeepers Casino, the 15th race in the NASCAR Cup Series, was postponed after persistent rain kept drivers from taking the green flag.
USATODAY.com - Published on June 9, 2019 Kyle Busch plows to victory in Pocono 400 to score fourth win of season How the Pocono 400, the 14th race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, played out Sunday at Pocono Raceway.
USATODAY.com - Published on June 2, 2019 NASCAR Pocono 400: Schedule, lineup, TV and weather at Pocono Raceway All the information you need to get ready for Sunday's Pocono 400, the 14th race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
USATODAY.com - Published on June 2, 2019